David Albry Staniforth
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24. David Albry Staniforth


Date of Birth 6th October 1950

David Albry Staniforth was the first Clifton All Whites player to sign as an apprentice in 1966 for Sheffield United. He went on to play 26 times in the Football League First Division for The Blades, scoring three times, having joined the professional ranks in 1968.

He also played for Bristol Rovers, Bradford City, and Halifax Town.
Bristol Rovers signed Staniforth from Sheffield United in 1974 for a fee of £20,000, and he went on to make 151 League appearances and score 32 goals for the West Country side during a five-year stay with the club.

Bradford signed him in 1979 for a fee of £24,000, and after helping them to win promotion from the Football League Fourth Division he moved to Halifax Town as a player/coach in 1982.

Halifax proved to be his final club, and he retired from football in 1984.